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Sons of slain Deputy Jacob Keltner gifted teddy bears made from his uniform

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WOODSTOCK, Ill. (WTVO) — A 14-year-old police officer’s daughter delivered customized teddy bears to the family of fallen McHenry County Deputy Jacob Keltner on Monday.

Megan O’Grady, the daughter of a Florida police officer, founded the non-profit Blue Line Bears in 2016.

Each time an American law enforcement officer is killed in the line of duty, O’Grady’s organization makes a personalized teddy bear, using pieces of the officer’s uniform, and travels the country to deliver it to the officer’s family.

O’Grady made a visit to the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office on Monday to drop off two bears made for Keltner’s sons, Carson and Caleb.

O’Grady then headed to Chicago to drop of 4 more bears to the families of two Chicago police officers.

Deputy Keltner was killed in the line of duty Thursday, March 7th, after being shot while serving an arrest warrant at the Extended Stay America on Rockford’s East side.

39-year-old Floyd Brown has been charged with Keltner’s murder.

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